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and the rest of the gop to step up. joining me now, marie cox, washington correspondent for the guardian. and leah henderson, national reporter for the washington post. thank you both for being here this evening. >> it's great to be here. >> good to be here. >> leah, let me start with you. the republicans realize they're on the wrong side of public opinion here? or do they care? >> well, you know, i think you definitely see from democrats from the president using the power of the bully pulpit really underscoring the fact that he won the election. you had pelossi saying essentially that where republicans are ice lated from the public in terms of their stance from the tax hike. i think you see the president continue a campaign that he started in 2008, really, a campaign against extending these tax cuts. now he's able to go to not only the american people, but businesses in wall street. and in that way, i think he's giving cover to some republicans who have been so staunchly opposed to these tax hikes. i think one of the things that's real real really interesting is that is this report that
that vowed to change washington. >> the tea party movement is alive and well. >> it's going to continue to redefine the political landscape in 2012. >> this november we're going to take back the senate and fortify the house. be aware, washington. tea party patriots are alive and well. >> didn't exactly work out that way, now, did it? this election sent tea party stars packing. joe walsh, gone. allen west, gone. richard mourdock, gone. todd akin, gone. and it's not just the election losses. the cracks are springing up all over the tea party kettle. this week, we learned that dick armey, the head of the major tea party group, freedom works, is out. one by one, gop lawmakers have distanced themselves from the tea party's once sacred anti-tax pledge. 44 and counting. and the american people are rejecting the entire movement. the group's disapproval rating has jumped 24 point since 2010. so the tea party's monster looks like its on its last leg. all i can say is, good rid dance. joining me now is former governor of pennsylvania, ed rendell, and now an msnbc political analyst. and joan walsh,
partyiers. joining me now is michelle cottle, washington correspondent for "newsweek "and "the daily beast" and ezra cline who is a policy analyst. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me start with you. the president ran on raising taxes on the rich and he won on that premise. why didn't the gop get the message? >> oh, they got the message but this is high posturing season. they have to get in there and be as intransident as they possibly can. the president has said that he wants tax rates for the wealthy on the table. so they are just going to push this as far as they can. they are going to kick this can down the road again. >> now, ezra, you wrote today that speaker boehner's trying to call a mull lee began. what do you mean by that? >> i'm drawing on my very shallow message of golf. he wants a do-over here. so what speaker boehner's proposal is today, i give him some credit here, this is the most moderate proposal he's made in public by a long shot. he's taken the proposal that erskine bowles presented to the super committee as a
, telling them to return to washington this sunday. but just because they're coming back doesn't mean they're looking to play nice. today, senator harry reid blasted the speaker for refusing to even vote on a democratic plan that would protect 98% of americans. >> everyone knows that if they had brought up the house -- i'm sorry, the senate-passed bill that would give relief to everyone making less than $250,000 a year, it would pass overwhelmingly. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> a dictatorship of the speaker. and here's house speaker boehner office responded. senator reid should talk less and legislate more. legislate more? what legislation has speaker boehner been working on while on vacation? while we're about to go over the cliff, the gop has been pointing fingers at the president. one gop aide says talks have failed because "the president made a strategic miscalculation and overreached. he picked a fight." picked a fight? sorry, that's not going to fly. the president has come to the table with numerous proposals. he isn't picking a fight. he's fighting for
days. once this legislation is agreed to, i expect democrats and republicans to get back to washington and have it pass both chambers. and i will immediately sign that legislation into law before january 1st of next year. it's that simple. >> it's that simple. he urged congress to think of the american people this holiday season. >> i hope it gives everybody some perspective. everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog, have some christmas cookies, sing some christmas carols, enjoy the company of loved ones. and then i'd ask every member of congress while they're at home to think about that. think about the obligations to the people who sent us here. >> today's news comes after the right wing handed speaker boehner a crushing defeat last night. they refused to support his plan b because it wasn't extreme enough. so what was his plan c? let everyone go on christmas vacation. and as for that that deal on taxes? the speaker doesn't have a clue. >> what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. >> how we get there, god only k
from washington, d.c. tonight's lead, the end of an era. for more than 20 years republicans have calmed to the one policy that's crippled our ability to get things done in washington. do you remember this? >> read my lips. no new taxes. >> read my lips, no new taxes. george h.w. bush hammered that mantra to win the white house in 1988. but just two years later, the reagan deficits were skyrocketing and president bush was forced to change his most famous line. >> long and bitter battle over the budget officially ended last night. president bush put his signature on the deficit reduction package, including $140 billion in tax increases. >> tax increases. that was a turning point for the modern republican party. the right wing went crazy. and george bush lost re-election. since then the party's been committed to never compromising on the tax issue, no matter the deficit. no congressional republican has voted for an increase in taxes since 1990. think about it. for nearly a quarter of a century, no new income taxes. in the current congress, 236 house republicans vowed never to raise taxes.
of most of the media because most of the media are focusing on washington and on the budget deficit deficit and on the fiscal cliff negotiations. this is where the rubber meets the road. this is where it's actually happening at the state level. at the local level. this is where all of that money that was released into the political system by citizens united is actually now paying off. >> yeah, and that is what's frightening nationwide because citizen's united opens the door everywhere. and we're seeing them searching for a model on how to do this. that is why even the detroit free press, in an editorial, and, again, this is a paper that had endorsed governor snyder two years ago. it says the right to work champions, the determination to emasculate once and for all the democratic parties most reliable source of financial and organizational support. now, senator, let me say this to you. if they can get away with it in michigan, michigan has 671,000 union members, 17.5% of the work force, fifth highest in the nation. if they can get away with it in michigan, they feel they can just ste
serious matter. we need to work earnestly. the house members should be in washington. no reason to wait until sunday night. but i do want to say wup thing, al, and i think this is very important. one of the things that the house leadership is counting on is that we are so attuned to how serious this is that they're going to try to ram anything down our throat. now, let me tell you, we need a deal. we need a good deal. we need a fair deal. but we can't take any deal because this is a serious matter. we need to make sure that they don't make the poorest, vulnerable people pay for this thing. when they're talking about c cutting social security, i'm not guilty with that program. 2 million people's unemployment and a lot of other things -- sandy, help for sandy victims is all on the line here. we've got to get something done. >> i keep hearing this sad sacrifice like we had shared prosperity. there is no shared when i've never shared the prosperity and i'm going to help pay for a tab for a meal i wasn't invited to. >> rev, there has been a massive redistribution of wealth in this country. b
writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. let me thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> richard, what does this mean for same-sex marriage? are you hopeful about how the supreme court will decide? >> he will >> well, i think it's a very important day. what they told us today is that they are ready to decide this issue. i know that, you know, this is a legal thing and only in supreme court is it important when they tell you that they are ready to decide. it was a very significant moment. the supreme court said these are the cases that we will take and we are ready to decide this issue and because they are ready to decide this issue and because the arc of history is so clear, i'm optimistic that they will decide in favor of an expansive view for rights for all americans. >> dustin, do you share that optimism and are you more cautious and what happens if they decide yay on one and nay on the other? they took two shots at this. >> i don't think that's what is going to happen. it's very clear, especially after november 6th, and seeing four states vote in f
are still playing politics. joining me now is dana millbank, columnist for the washington post and anna marie cox, correspondent for the guardian. thank you for both being here tonight. >> hi, reverend. >> anna, will boehner take the deal? >> well, if i could answer that one way or another, then i wouldn't have to open my christmas presents, either. i would know everything. but i don't know. i do know that the plan be that he's put forward. it's an unusual thing to be in. but it seems like such a suicide mission in some ways. it seems like there's no win in that. it is full of not win. it is full of losing for the republicans on every level. i confess that maybe i'm of the mystic or naive, but i have to believe that there's a lot more going on underneath the surface. boehner is known for wanting to reach compromise. and the president is a deal maker himself. so maybe there's some -- maybe there's footsy going on here that we don't know about. on the top of the table, it makes no sense what so ever. >> dana, what are we looking at here? fight within the republican party here? is it again
millbank, columnist from the washington post. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> colin, let me go to you first. is mayor bloomberg right? is the nra's power overrated. >> >> absolutely. you can look back at this past election we just had. the amount of millions of dollars they spent in races across the country and they have nothing really to show for it. ask senator elect tim kane from v virginia? they swung hard and he's coming to d.c. realize that the nra is not the all-powerful lobby that everyone thinks it was. we're realizing that any special interest is not as powerful as the american people who come together and make their voices heard and get out raged. and that's what we've seen. it's been overwhelming, the response we've had, from republicans and progressives and from everyone across the country. when you see images like that of little kids, that shakes your humanity, no matter who you are. no one wants to see that. now we're realizing that we've got to no longer do what's in the best interest of a lobby and and industry but what's in the best intere
's something that we in the inner city in brooklyn and harlem, southeast washington, d.c., south central los angeles have been dealing with and it's become all too familiar. this summer in new york city was a summer of great violence. as you know, you helped to shine the spot light on some of the things that were taking place in new york. the problem now is one that i think can no longer be ignored by the congress. and the newtown tragedy has made a claim that it's no longer possible and should no longer be possible for the second amendment to shield the go government's ability to enablgt sensible gun safety measures. for too long, the second amendment has been used as such a shield. it protects responsible gun ownership, but it cannot protect the ability of people to possess high capacity ammunition clips, assault weapons, that can unleash mayhem on a community, on a school, on a neighborhood in a matter of moments. and i think there is going to be a moment in the early part of the congress, the democratic caucus, under the leadership of nancy pelosi has led to it. and i begin to see cracks
. >> the advantage is obvious. think of all of our hispanic american presidents, from jorge washington to jorge bush and who can forget jimmy smith? >> welcome her to "politicsnation," actress, director and kt activist, the one and only rosie perez. rosie, thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. i've been a fan of yours and respect you immensely. >> well, the feeling is mutual. both of us were arrested and jailed for protesting the navy bombing in puerto rico, causing environmental problems and you were arrested leading a demonstration here and i believe in the u.n. and i was in puerto rico. we have that in common but we also have in common looking at this last election and one of the things that you were very paying nate about is when mr. mitt romney said that the gifts to latinos and he gave african-americans and seniors. tell us why that upset you so. >> it upset me because it's a prejudice statement, plain and simple. what is he implying? that every single african-american, latino-american is poor, is on public welfare? i don't think so. and to categorize us and to make generalize
zandt in washington, former f.b.i. profiler. clint what have you heard -- what about that you've already heard as a profiler would give you some areas that you would start pursuing? is the fact that he apparently or allegedly killed his mother and then went to the school, does that tell us anything? the fact that he was -- we were told dressed in dark clothing with a mask, does that tell us anything? give us some ideas of what a profiler would start piecing together even as early as this to start looking to bring us to other pieces of evidence that could kind of put together pieces of what was going on in this maniacal mind? >> well, al, in some ways, this is a copy cat crime. if you and i think of this week that took place in a portland, oregon mall, if we think of it as a shooting that took place in aurora, each time, individuals are wearing black, multiple magazines. the sihooter in 2007 carried tw handguns. these individuals, number one, in some cases, are dressing like they're some type of a combat character or something. but they're going to combat against totally defenseless peopl
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